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Charlie’s Neighborhood News
/ March 10, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Charlie’s Neighborhood News Your neighborhood news source Would you like to ...
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Optimizing Blight Strategies
/ August 23, 2014 0 COMMENTS
New Orleanians are rightfully concerned about blighted properties. Although blight has declined substantially since 2008 thanks to billions of federal housing dollars, New Orleans still ...
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Blight Reduction Strategy
/ March 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS
An analysis by Justin Kray As a City Planner and former lead architect of the BlightStat program while working at OPA, I am in a unique position to offer some deeper insight on this ...
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What’s Wrong with This Picture?
/ February 24, 2014 0 COMMENTS
courtesy the Urban Conservancy What’s Wrong with This Picture?  A Public Forum on Yard Paving Excessive paving in the required front and corner lot side yard areas, as well as ...
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CITY AUCTION PRODUCES MIXED RESULTS
/ May 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS
$368,000 for 200 North Alexander to bidder #5. A well-known Faubourg St. John resident who lives on the bayou and a man from Chicago were rumored to be the back-n-forth bidders. ...
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BlightStat Revisited
/ April 11, 2013 0 COMMENTS
by Charlie London I took a new job about six months ago that no longer allows me to attend the BlightStat meetings on a regular basis as I once did. It was great to see the ...
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Construction Celebration
/ March 2, 2013 0 COMMENTS
http://fsjna.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Esplanade+Bike+Path+Study1a.pdf click on the announcement for a larger view Tuesday | March 5th Meet under the big dome on the bayou –> ...
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Relentless Bandit
/ November 30, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Have you seen those Discount Tree Cutting signs? Those plywood signs that are 4 feet by 4 feet in size posted about 15-20 feet high on utility poles throughout the city? These signs ...
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Be a Blight Czar
/ November 30, 2012 0 COMMENTS
You can be the “Blight Czar” for your neighborhood right at your computer. Go to http://blightstatus.nola.gov and enter the name of any street in your area to see ...
BlightStatus Arrives
/ October 11, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Click here to view the City’s presentation at today’s BlightStat meeting. MAYOR LANDRIEU, CODE FOR AMERICA TO UNVEIL NEW TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK BLIGHTED PROPERTIES If you are ...
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BlightStat Gets National Recognition
/ September 26, 2012 0 COMMENTS
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans announced that its Blight Reduction Strategy has been named a 2012 Bright Idea in Government by Harvard University’s Ash ...
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Code for America
/ September 18, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Jennifer Pahlka talks about Code for America. A Code for America team is currently working on the BLIGHT STATUS website.
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BLIGHT STATUS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 11th
/ September 18, 2012 0 COMMENTS
BlightSTATUS makes it simple for residents to find out what’s going on with blighted properties in their community – no long waits on the telephone or visits to City Hall required. A ...
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/ September 13, 2012 0 COMMENTS
by Charlie London The Landrieu administration currently has a goal of removing 10,000 “units” of blight in 4 years. Units are individual apartments/condos or lots with ...
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City Touts Progress in Fight Against Blight
/ August 23, 2012 0 COMMENTS
article by Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans | photo by Charlie London New Orleans received exciting news this week in the fight against blight in our city. As of March 2012, there ...